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Brain Scan Cover Image: Winter 2013

The cover of the Winter 2013 issue of Brain Scan features an artist’s representation of a new genome editing technique developed by Feng Zhang. The method allows researchers to disrupt or replace genes at will.

Martha Constantine-Paton to receive top honors from Tufts University

Martha Constantine-Paton will receive the Dean’s Medal from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences for her “exceptional contributions to the field of developmental neuroscience.” Constantine-Paton, a Tufts alumna, refers to her time at the university as a “turning point” in her life and credits the school for giving her the self-confidence she needed to […]

Neuroscience and the Year of the Snake

In the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and to celebrate we’ve compiled a list of interesting facts about how snakes have contributed to brain research. [Click for English version of graphic.] Snake venom Snake venom has been a rich source of reagents for neuroscience research. Venom from the many-banded krait, a […]

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